Events calendar

Bees Glorious Bees Workshop @ Georgeham Village Hall, Braunton EX33, UK
Aug 20 @ 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Workshop: Bees Glorious Bees
Guided bee walk, bee identification and flower planting

The Pickwell Foundation are teaming up with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Georgeham Primary School and Life on the Verge for a summer holiday afternoon of education and fun – all about bees.

We can help to bring rare bees back from the brink of extinction in North Devon by learning about their lives and supporting their habitats. We can even contribute to important conservation data collection, and learn about the things that are threatening their existence, including climate change and loss of wildflower meadows.

Meet at Georgeham Village Hall at 1.15pm to join us for a guided walk around Georgeham village, and the opportunity to learn more about Bee Identification with bumblebee expert Dr Cathy Horsley. Everyone is welcome. No need to book, just turn up on the day.

Following our slow-growing but successful flower patches in Georgeham and Croyde, we will then be offering a bit more variety to the already beautiful flowers in the front garden of the Old School House at Georgeham Primary School by planting plug plants there. So bring your gardening gloves and a trowel if you have one, and let’s get growing at school! (Equipment will also be provided if you don’t have your own.)

Refreshments will be provided at the village hall towards the end of the event.
1.15pm for 1.30pm start
Approx. 3.30pm finish
Georgeham Village Hall
Tuesday 20th August

Bumblebee Blitz @ Victory Wood, Yorkletts, Whitstable, Kent CT5 3AH
Aug 21 all-day

Aug 21st – Time tbc

Join the Making a Buzz for the Coast team and volunteers for a bumblebee blitz! A fun day exploring Victory Wood, suitable for beginners, for those needing an ID refresher and those with pre-existing bumblebee ID skills. Attendees will be placed in small groups to survey set locations. This will allow us to collect valuable bumblebee data! Victory Wood, managed by the Woodland Trust, has recently recorded the Shrill carder bee (Bombus sylvarum) one of the UK’s rarest bumblebee species! For more information and to book please email the team –

All welcome – training and equipment is provided on the day and no previous experience required.

Discover the World of Bees @ Old Barn Coffee Shop, Kingsbury Water Park
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us with Ron Rock at the Old Barn Coffee Shop, Kingsbury Water Park, Sunday 25th August.

Did you know that a third of the food we eat depends on hard working pollinators, especially bees! Nuneaton and Atherstone Bee Keepers will explain how bees work to pollinate our crops. The Bumblebee Conservation Trust will show you how YOU can make a difference!

Drop in anytime between 11.00am and 4.00pm
Craft activities in the Education Centre, Bug Hunts with Tame Valley Wetlands!

Suitable for everyone!


Allotment Fun Day @ Isle of Sheppey, Kent
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Join Sheppey Matters and Making a Buzz for the Coast for a fun family day out!

Free event and booking essential.

From allotment to plate – workshops using local produce. Get creative with gardening workshops and explore the allotments on a guided bumblebee safari!

For more information and booking, contact Sheppey Matters on 01795 585335

Dundee Flower and Food Festival @ Camperdown Country Park, Coupar Angus Rd, Dundee DD2 4TF, United Kingdom
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day

We’ll be appearing at the Dundee Flower and Food Festival, which is Scotland’s largest competitive event and the region’s top lifestyle attraction, offering the best in horticulture, food and live entertainment. As one of Dundee’s major annual events, the festival has developed into a three-day extravaganza involving a host of attractions. With over two acres of marquees set in the magnificent grounds at Camperdown Park, the festival has become a high profile, popular and very successful lifestyle event.

Tickets can be purchased here. All Friday tickets £9. Early Bird 1 Day ticket – £10, concession £9. Early Bird 3 Day ticket – £20, concession £18. All tickets from Thursday 29 August 2019: 1 Day Ticket – £12, concession £11. 3 Day Ticket £24, concession £22. Online transaction fee £2.50, postage fees may apply.

Saving the Humble Bumble 2 @ Camperdown Country Park, Coupar Angus Rd, Dundee DD2 4TF, United Kingdom
Sep 7 – Sep 8 all-day

At Dundee Flower and Food Festival, the sequel to the hit playlet, Saving the Humble Bumble, which features the journey of the Great Yellow Bumblebee from the North of Scotland to Dundee converting and encouraging others along the way to join the ‘Bumble Buddies’ gang.

The show will also feature a performance of Annelise Emmans Dean’s The GYB.

Tickets here

Saving the Humble Bumble 2 is going to be performed twice – once on Saturday 7/9/19 at 1615, and once on Sunday 8/9/19 at 1045.

Gardening for Bumblebees Talk @ Camperdown Country Park, Coupar Angus Rd, Dundee DD2 4TF, United Kingdom
Sep 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Sunday, 8/9/19 at 1130, at the Dundee Flower and Food Festival, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s Helen Dickinson will be giving a talk on how to garden for bumblebees – an invaluable workshop for anyone who is trying to build a home for bees in their garden.


Tapton Lock Festival @ Tapton Lock, Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7JB
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm

Come and join us for two days of fantastic festival fun at Tapton Lock!

See more info here.

Victory Wood Heritage Open Day @ Victory Wood, Yorkletts, Whitstable, Kent CT5 3AH
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Discover a fantastic hidden relic: a sunken bunker used to monitor nuclear attack at the height of the Cold War! Descend the 15 foot vertical ladder and experience for yourself this piece of history beneath the woods. There will have a range of artefacts from the era on display, to illustrate how the bunker would have been used.

The day also includes guided walks to learn about Victory Wood, its wildlife, history and management as a Woodland Trust site. Join us, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, and visit our bumblebee stall and or join a bumblebee safari, where you’ll learn about the UK’s rarest bee, the shrill carder bee, which calls Victory Wood its home!

This event forms part of the Heritage Open Days 2019 and is free to attend. However, booking your place/s is essential so we can manage people going in and out of the bunker.  Please book your place here


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